Climate change is the moral crisis of our time and we’re all feeling its effects. This summer record flooding submerged large portions of the Midwest and the U.K. had its hottest day on record.
On Friday, September 20th, youth will lead people from around the globe to strike. The hope is that with millions of people declaring their frustration, world leaders will act. The Global Climate Strike on the 20th coincides with the beginning of a United Nations meeting on climate during which 16 year-old Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg will address world leaders. This strike is being heralded around the world as a necessary, ongoing effort to force government to comply with the reality of our situation.
As Unitarian Universalists, we are in a position to call more than 100,000 people to strike. We can’t wait for future leaders to solve climate change—we must be the change we wish to see.